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South Korea to train local educators

The Education Ministry plans to cooperate with the Ministry of Education of South Korea to help train teachers in Cambodia, specifically in new teaching techniques and on the subjects of science and mathematics. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/112235/south-korea-to-train-local-educators/

Migrants warned of MERS risks

In the wake of 35 documented cases – including two deaths – of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea, Cambodian Ministry of Health officials are warning Cambodian migrant workers there about the risk. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/migrants-warned-mers-risks

Hun Sen returns from South Korea trip

Prime Minister Hun Sen returned from South Korea on Monday having struck a series of deals with Seoul, including an agreement to explore the creation of a South Korean-funded agricultural university in Cambodia, according to one of Mr. Hun Sen’s advisers. Speaking to reporters at Phnom ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-sen-returns-from-south-korea-trip-74257/

Cambodia says PM's visit to South Korea to further enhance ties

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong said Monday that the upcoming visit by Prime Minister Hun Sen to South Korea will broaden relations and cooperation between the two countries. ...

Global Post News Staff
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/141208/cambodia-says-pms-visit-south-korea-further-enhance-ties

Cambodian PM to visit S. Korea next week

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen plans to visit Seoul next week for talks with South Korean President Park Geun-hye on furthering their economic partnership, Park’s office said Friday. The two leaders are set to hold talks on Saturday on how to boost bilateral cooperation in such ...

The Korea Herald News Staff
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20141205000401

Protest still on: youth leader

Ignoring objections and even vague threats made by the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Cambodian activists in South Korea plan to stage a protest on Sunday ahead of a five-day summit Prime Minister Hun Sen is scheduled to attend on December 10. Around 1,500 opposition supporters intend to ...

Laignee Barron
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/protest-still-youth-leader

S Korea asked to better conditions for workers

Cambodia made a rare show of defending its migrant workforce in South Korea on Friday, calling attention to a labour scheme that has come under fire for perpetuating exploitation and abuse. During meetings with the outgoing South Korean ambassador, president of the National Assembly Heng Samrin ...

Laignee Barron
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/s-korea-asked-better-conditions-workers

Cambodia imports vehicles worth 554 mln USD in 9 months

Cambodia spent 554 million U.S. dollars to purchase automobiles and motorcycles from foreign countries in the first nine months of this year, up 85 percent from 299 million U.S. dollars a year earlier, according to the Commerce Ministry Friday. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2014-10/31/c_133756588.htm

Lure of South Korea is strong

Cambodian migrant worker hopefuls have heard murmurs about the poor work conditions in South Korea. However, they remain unfazed – even the recent reports of long hours and abusive employers are doing little to deter their quest to secure better wages abroad. ...

Laignee Barron and Pech Sotheary
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/lure-south-korea-strong

S Korean farming industry slammed

Long considered the friendlier and less exploitative option for overseas Cambodian migrants, South Korea is now being slammed by Amnesty International for a number of abuses afflicting its migrant-dominated agriculture sector. The 20,000 foreign workers fuelling South Korea’s farming industry regularly encounter intimidation, violence, excessive working ...

Laignee Barron
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/s-korean-farming-industry-slammed

New airline begins domestic flights in Cambodia

Apsara International Air, jointly owned by Chinese and Cambodian investors, on Wednesday started to operate daily domestic flights from the Cambodian capital to the tourist resort of Siem Reap. The airline operates with an Airbus-320 aircraft. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-10/08/c_133699903.htm

Cambodia receives 2.54 mln foreign tourists in 7 months, up 4.5 pct

Cambodia had attracted some 2. 54 million international visitors in the first seven months of 2014, up 4.5 percent compared to the same period last year, the latest tourism report showed Friday. Kong Sopheareak, chief of the Tourism Ministry’s Statistics and Planning Department, said Vietnam, China, ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=240762

Cambodia to establish int'l committee for safeguarding, developing world heritage Preah Vihear

ambodia is working with UNESCO to form an International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Preah Vihear (ICC-Preah Vihear), Deputy Prime Minister and Cabinet Minister Sok An said Tuesday. Speaking during a meeting with South Korean Ambassador to Cambodia Kim ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/culture/2014-08/19/c_133568463.htm

Capital clash sees 10 injured

At least 10 people, one a 4-year-old child, were injured in a clash in the capital yesterday when security forces used electric batons to disperse about 300 villagers from Kratie province embroiled in a land dispute with a South Korean agribusiness. The villagers, from Kratie’s Snuol ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/capital-clash-sees-10-injured

Chinese tourists to Cambodia's Angkor heritage site up 17 pct in first half

The number of Chinese visitors to Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple, one of the World Heritage Sites, has reached 161,700 in the first six months of this year, a 17 percent rise over the same period last year, an official data showed Friday. The data from the ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/travel/2014-08/01/c_133524492.htm

Hun Sen demands bus lines

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday used the inauguration of the Stung Meanchey overpass to call for the speedy formation of a government bus authority, as the capital eyes two new planned routes and 18 by 2020. During his speech at the site of the approximately $19 ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-demands-bus-lines

Maiden landing at beachside airport

Sihanouk Ville International Airport received its first international flight this week, a landing the industry hopes will open up the coastal resort destination to more foreign tourists. A flight by South Korea-based Skywings Asia Airlines, an international charter carrier, arrived from Seoul on Tuesday. One hundred ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/maiden-landing-beachside-airport

Direct flights start from Seoul to Sihanoukville

Skywings Asia Airlines completed its maiden voyage from Seoul to Sihanouk International Airport on Tuesday, marking the launch of seasonal direct charter flights between Sihanoukville and South Korea. The new service, which will run from July through August, will connect the beach resort to the large ...

George Styllis
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/direct-flights-start-from-seoul-to-sihanoukville-65284/

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